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Your E-Connection to NAVTA January 5, 2010 


Upcoming Events
Jan 16-20:  NAVC Conference in Orlando, FL 
Jan 17:  NAVC Technician Luncheon, sponsored by Hill's
Jan 18: NAVTA Annual Membership Meeting at NAVC
Jan 23-24: Technician Symposium at Tufts University
Jan 23-24: UC Davis Behavior Medicine Symposium 
Feb 4-7: 
Veterinary Management Institute: Financial Management at Purdue University
Feb 14-18: 
Feb 21: Western MD Vet Tech CE Seminar [contact Laura at for info] 
Feb 25-28:  Music City Veterinary Conference in Nashville, TN
Feb 26-27:  VALVT Winter Meeting in Roanoke, VA
March 3:  DCAVM Technician Program on Clinical Pathology
March 18-21:  AAHA Yearly Conference in Long Beach, CA
March 31:  DCAVM Technician Program on Geriatric Medicine
April 9-12:  CVC Baltimore
April 14-18: VECCS Spring Meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 
June 9-12:  ACVIM Forum in Anaheim, CA 
July 15-18:  Pacific Veterinary Conference in San Francisco, CA
July 31-August 3:  AVMA Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA
August 28-31:  CVC Central in Kansas City, MO
You can now submit events to our online calendar by visiting and clicking "Events."  Those published on the calendar will also be included in our bi-weekly e-newsletter listing. 
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  Proud sponsor of the NAVC Technician Luncheon
 Sunday, January 17, 2010
12 noon to 1:30 pm
Marriott World Center ~ Chicago/Denver Room
Join your veterinary technician colleagues for a fun and informative luncheon, with Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT sharing exciting news from Hill's Pet Nutrition.  RSVP not required for this event (seating is limited).  Drawing will be held for 5 - $100 Target gift cards!
Show Your SCNAVTA Spirit
There's still time to nominate your chapter or advisor for the Student Chapter and Advisor of the Year awards.  The selected chapter and advisor will receive a one year complimentary membership in NAVTA, a plaque to display at their school, and be featured in The NAVTA Journal.  For full criteria and to download an application, please visit and click SCNAVTA. 


NAVTA Annual Membership Meeting
We are looking forward to our annual membership meeting on Monday, January 18, 2010, at the NAVC conference in Orlando, FL.  At this meeting we will present the budget, discuss association business, and announce our newly recognized specialties.  We will also announce our Student Chapter and Advisor of the Year, as well as our Veterinary Technician of the Year!  If you're attending NAVC, please join us for the NAVTA annual membership meeting.
Deadline Reminder 
Just a friendly reminder that all state association, SCNAVTA, and specialty reports for the spring issue of The NAVTA Journal are due by January 22, 2010.  Please email your reports to
If you are interested in submitting a general editorial article, continuing education article, or case study for an upcoming issue, please let us know! 
Advertising opportunities are also available.  Contact by January 22 to reserve your space!  Our 2010 Sales Kit and Insertion Order are available online at
Fresh off the Wires 
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